You can believe anything

You can believe anything you want. The universe is not obliged to keep a straight face.

Trust in Allah

Trust in Allah,and tie your camel!

The lion and the calf

The lion and the calf shall lie down together, but the calf won't get much sleep.

The laws of mathematics

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Western civilization

As Mahatma Gandhi was boarding a train... journalist: Mahatma, what do you think of Western civilization?
Gandhi: I think it would be a good idea.


  • Anarchy, it is not the law, it is just a good idea.
  • Anarchy doesn't mean 'without rules'; it means 'without rulers'.

god forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion . . . the tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to
time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it's natural manure.

writing to William Smith (1755-1816) appearing to welcome Shays' Rebellion

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

Washing One's Hands

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

educator (1921-1997)

Being Afraid

Being afraid of monolithic organizations especially when they have computers, is like being afraid of really big gorillas especially when they are on fire.

CFP 1994

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